Imran Khan says if incumbent govt remained in power, it will harm the country more than any enemy
Says appointment of ‘turncoat’ Raja Riaz as Opposition Leader in National Assembly is the death of democracy
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said if the incumbent government remained in power, it will harm the country more than any enemy.
Addressing the PTI labour wing, the former PM said that appointment of ‘turncoat’ Raja Riaz as Opposition Leader in National Assembly is the death of democracy, adding that the U.S. has imposed a gang of thieves on us. If they remained in power then it’s over for democracy in the country, he said.
The PTI chairman added in the times of covid’s peak, the whole world observed lockdown while the opposition urged his government to impose lockdown in the country as well but he was much concerned about the daily wage earners.
“When I asked them that what will happen to the daily wage earner, they didn’t answer,” said Imran Khan.
He added that the opposition even stressed that they will register a case against if he didn’t impose lockdown in the country but he still stood firm on his decision and later the whole world admitted that Pakistan saved the economy during covid.
Further talking about it he said we did not impose lockdown like India because the lockdown in India has led to rising unemployment and poverty. We did not close the construction and textile sector during pandemic. “Pakistan’s economy grew by 6% during PTI’s tenure”, he added.
The former premier said the incumbent rulers were “destroying” all institutions of the county to rig the next elections and close down all corruption cases against them.
While casting doubts on the death of investigating officer Dr. Rizwan, the PTI chief said the PML-N government was destroying FIA record pertaining to the corruption cases. “They are destroying the justice system… they will inflict immense damages to the country which even our enemy has failed to achieve.”
He also accused the government of muzzling freedom of media, saying TV channels were being pressured not to give coverage to him.
The former premier said the United Sates “installed” the incumbent rulers into power because they can be controlled easily as their assets were stashed abroad.
Speaking about inflation, Imran compared the performance of the incumbent regime with his government, saying the prices of all essential commodities have skyrocketed in only two months.
He said his government provided subsidies worth Rs200 billion on fuel and electricity prices despite IMF pressure because they did not want to burden the masses with more inflation.
“They don’t care about the people of Pakistan… they only take orders from America… a group of thieves has been imposed upon on us by the US and their local abettors,” he remarked.
Moreover, he said his government was the first in the country’s history which provided health cards to the people of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to enable them to avail free treatment at any private or public hospital.
“Entire opposition pressured me to impose a blanket lockdown during Covid-19 pandemic but I refused to do so considering its impact on daily wagers.”
Imran Khan said that Pakistan was among the five nations in the world which successfully saved the poor and economy from the pandemic. Likewise, my government was the first in the country’s history which opened shelter homes for labourers, he added.